- Any comments/inputs? Especially about Lake Lowell refuge objectives (page 3) and issues to be addressed (page 4).Jon---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is embarking upon a comprehensive planning process for both the Lake Lowell and Snake River Islands Units of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. Once completed, the Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) will guide Refuge management for 15 years. It will provide the blueprint we will use to improve Refuge conditions and manage fish, wildlife, plants, and recreation. It will also ensure that we manage the Refuge to achieve its purpose in accordance with the policies and mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the world's largest collection of lands set aside specifically for wildlife.
We welcome and encourage you to be part of this process. You are currently on our Comprehensive Conservation Plan e-mail list, so you will receive updates throughout the process. Please find attached the first Planning Update. This document provides information about the Refuge, the CCP planning process, and several opportunities for you to be involved in the process. From now until the end of summer 2010, we will be seeking your input about Refuge management issues important to you and your community. We will consider and address your input throughout the planning process as we develop a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Refuge.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Deer Flat NWR CCP Team
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
13751 Upper Embankment Road
Nampa, ID 83686
fax: (208) 467-1019